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SAAB 900SE V6 Auto Convertible-ish


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#121 OFFLINE   angle

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:14 AM

Great work fixing the roof Angle!
I got as far as briefly examining the boot area before leaving it for 'another day'. I was convinced it was something relatively simple.
Have you investigated the ESP/ABS issue?
NJGLeeds bunged the car on his code reader doofer but nothing untoward appeared. Apparently, these early 'new' 900s have limited connectivity/readability or summat.

 

Yeah, I think they're pre-OBD standardisation which means they only really work with an old version of the special Saab software, which has to be installed on some sort of retro 32Mb memory card to work properly and etc. 

 

I've been working on the basis that all other fixing is pointless unless I can sort the roof, so the ESP is next on the list - it can't be turned off unfortunately, because Swedish and safety. Logic is telling me as it only happens over bumps to look for a loose wire, but since when has logic had anything to do with old cars?



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:34 AM

I've been working on the basis that all other fixing is pointless unless I can sort the roof, so the ESP is next on the list


I used that excuse too.
My first port of call for the ESP issue was going to be ABS sensors and associated wiring and if that failed then probably wiggling and poking random things aimlessly for a while.
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#123 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

then probably wiggling and poking random things aimlessly for a while.


Then once you've done that you can get out and have a look at the car
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:01 AM

wiggling and poking random things aimlessly for a while.


Title for the forthcoming sex tape?
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:06 AM

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Good work on the car though angle!
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#126 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:18 AM

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Making love to a beautiful woman is like fixing a fine car.
Sometimes its best to pay a proffesional to do the job.
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#127 OFFLINE   angle

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:18 PM

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Balls.

I can barely use a glue gun, let alone weld. Boo.

The garage I use will do the welding for £40 an hour. Yay!

It'll still be a bit more than double what I mentally budgeted. Boo.

My girlfriend wants to see it live and has given me £100 to put towards it. Yay!

So, it'll live on. Possibly not the most sensible financial decision I've ever made, but since when has that mattered on here?
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:45 PM

I'm glad.  This is a really nice car, it deserves to live on.  Power to your elbow young sir!


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:59 PM

Boooooo! The MOT fail.

Yay for fixing it.
Bonus yay for your girlfriend throwing money at you to fix it.

Filtered through the Heather!


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:14 PM

Spending a couple of quid on a good car is always a wise move man. *twothumbsup*

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 01:50 PM

Eight hours of welding later...

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:10 PM

Glad to see the old bus is still alive and kicking.
Was sad to see Moog driving off in her

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:29 AM

You think that's bad... I've seen three different people do that!


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

Forgot to weld the tyre, but well done!

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 04:43 PM

These do seem to rust in a few select places...the ex-pillock and latterly BV72 one had to have a bit of melty metal action for its last test under my custodianship despite there not being a blemish on the bodywork.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

This car just needed a little bit of time and love and money wazzing at it. I knew Angle was the man for the job when he collected it from me.
There's a lot of V6 toppyflop waftbarge for relatively little outlay there.
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